Review: Dilantin and Depakote
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Dilantin and Depakote. It is created by eHealthMe based on 91 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Dilantin (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of phenytoin sodium. It is often used in epilepsy.
Depakote (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of divalproex sodium. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
On Oct, 10, 2013: 91 people who reported to have interactions when taking Dilantin, Depakote are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Dilantin (phenytoin sodium)
- Depakote (divalproex sodium)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Dilantin, Depakote:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|2||Convulsions Nos Aggravated||14|
|5||Grand Mal Convulsion||10|
|6||Loss Of Consciousness||10|
|10||Drug Level Decreased||7|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Dilantin, Depakote:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Convulsions nos
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Amlodipine besylate
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- By mah: How do i control my appetite?
(for a 24 year old man who has Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, and takes Depakote, Abilify)
currently taking zoloft 15 mg once a day, depacote 500 mg twice a day and abilify 10 mg once a day. having a hard time getting out of bed due to depression. have no appetite when for the first few hours after I wake up, but in the evening all I want to do is eat. what can help to control my cravings ...
(Number of patients like mah: 3,729)
- By Smooch: Is it safe to take ditropan xl after having lap-band surgery?
(for a 61 year old woman who has Severe Stomach Pain, Constipation, Depression, and takes Effexor, Seroquel Xr, Depakote Er, Synthroid, Klonopin Rapidly Disintegrating)
I have had Lap-Band surgery and after being on Diptropan XL six weeks, I am having severe stomach pains, constipation, and depression. I am afraid it has damaged my Lap-Band. Is this safe for me to take?
(Number of patients like Smooch: 12,828)
- By Smooch: Does ditropan xl cause depression especially in people who are bipolar?
(for a 61 year old woman who has Bladder Incontence, and takes Effexor, Wellbutrin, Seroquel, Synthroid, Depakote Er, Clonidine Hydrochloride)
Since starting Ditropan XL I have become depressed and anxious. Is this common?
(Number of patients like Smooch: 8,417)
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After having one treatment of Gemzar, I had a sever reaction, which caused me to have many seizures. This caused me to developed PRES, which in turn has caused me to have brain damage.When I came out of my induced coma I did not know where I was, nor did I know who my family members were. I could no ...
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- By carolab: Dilantin and interactions
(for a 66 year old woman who has Vitamin B12 Deficiency, Arrhythmia, Epilepsy, Hypothyroid, and takes Vitamin D, Magnesium, Coreg, Dilantin, Synthroid)
I've taken Dilantin for over 40 years..seizure free for over 30 years..became hypothyroid 10 years ago..B12 deficient approximately 3 years ago and have had a benign arrhythmia for over 30 years. I take magnesium because it seems to hep the arrhythmia and vitamin d because mine is low normal.
(Number of patients like carolab: 6,055)
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Dilantin (phenytoin sodium) is often used to treat epilepsy. Depakote (divalproex sodium) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Dilantin is used in:
- Depakote is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
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